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  1. Hi my fellow forum addicts, I'm writing this as I seem to have a hole in my knowledge (probably one of many!) I seem to have a horrible time removing bezels from watches. I am talking about the rotating type on sports/diving watches. I see many videos where the guy on screen barely inserts the case knife under the bezel and with no effort it pops off easily, then at the end it clicks back into place by hand with no effort. I am sure that part of this is due to skillful video editing, but I seem to wrestle with them, I have tried case knives and even when using the tool below, I tighten it up in several positions and nothing happens. On a many occasions I have even warped the bezel in my attempts to remove it. Similarly, I have issues replacing bezels after cleaning etc. and often they have to be replaced using a press tool and inevitably are far too tight and will not rotate or loose to the point where they fall off or loose their click (perhaps due to micro warping when I tried to remove??). It is now to the point where I am actually avoiding watches with bezels as my success rate with them is terrible......please help!! In short I am asking: What am I doing wrong? What is the best method for removing bezels - how do you do it? What is the best method for replacing bezels - how do you do it? Any tips or tricks? Thanks
  2. Hello Some time ago i went and tried to get a battery replacement for my newly aquired watch (the Omega Quartz Seamaster 1342), and they said that the kind of battery that the watch was using is illegal now. Is there any battery replacements for the battery used in these? Here is the backsite of the watch with the battery on the side
  3. Hi WRT, I'm totally new to the world of watches. I've had this Seiko SRZ392P1 for a couple of years. I recently took it to a watch repairer to get a battery change and it seems he has lost a part and managed to scratch the backcase in the process. At the moment the crown won't lock in place/wind, soooo, I'm curious to learn how to replace it myself. How would I identify the necessary/missing part?
  4. Hi. I have this Geneva clock which wasn't working for a long time. I decided to open it change it's battery and put back second arrow which fell of. I opened clock and tipped insides and gears fell of. I don't know how they were placed and know nothing about watches. I hope you can help me. These are parts that fell of. Thanks
  5. Hi All, I have been steadily been making my way through course one and now into course 2. I am following along with the Chinese clone of the ETA 6947 (ST36 from eBay). 1. I noted a difference with the movement I have got vs the videos and I have an additional part on on the balance cock (photos provided) and wondered what this part is (forgive me I am not sure what to search for to find any similar questions). 2. The Incabloc shock spring has actually detached (I am wondering how hard it's going to be get get this back in? Thanks All (forgive me if these are super basic questions, there is way more going on that it looks lol)
  6. Hi all! I'm new to this list, just found you folks. This is one of the watches I got from a friend whose mother died last year, and I would like to refurbish it. It works, but the watch face needs cleaning, so I need to take the watch stem out to gain access to the face. Back of the watch shows it's a Seiko 2C21-5041, 452294. I went online to look for a manual, and didn't see it. I have tried all of the dimples, and pressed into that little divet just above the stem, but nothing seems to be happening. There is also a screw that I have tried to unscrew, but it's extremely difficult, and I have only managed 1/4 turn. Red circle = screw I have turned 1/4 Green circle = all the dimples I have tried pressing Blue circle = divet I pressed into Does anyone know what I should try or focus more on? Thank you! I'm looking forward to learning.
  7. Hello all! I am just discovering this website and forum after about a year of watching the watch repair channel. //Information about myself -I have been working on watches for 2 1/2 years -I have worked on vintage watch brands and newer watches such as (Elgin, Hamilton, Waltham, Timex, Seiko, Bulova, Movado, Atlantic, Rolex, Omega, and Brighton) -I love all things watches, Horology, and its study. -I admire past watchmakers and want to pursue a carrier in the watch repair, or Horology field. -I am signed up for an intro to Horology from awci to help pursue (Hopefully) a central 21 certification in the later future, [I am not sure how old I need to be]. -I live in Nj, USA \ I love watches, so much that I can not express it. Altho, I find solitude meeting others with similar interests, I am blindsided by the extremely limited amount of people my age that also enjoy them. That is why I seek help here, help with expressing my love, and with finding other people to bond with. I am not sure what people my age are working on or are accustom to that are also interested in the same repair, another reason for my questions. I am assuming that most of the people in this forum are very experienced, far more than me. This, hopefully, can help me learn more from more experienced members. My main question is, where do I go next? I have worked on every watch I can get my hand on and have done tough repairs to some older watches (rusted ratchets, smashed crowns, and replacements of balance assembly parts, etc..) but, I do not have any other goals or any idea what else to do. I am not sure if I can take classes or if there are courses I can take to help me learn at my age. [I am in school and do not have time for massive programs in other countries or states]. =After hearing this, please help me figure out a direction for my education and career, and possibly some other members that I can talk with and have fun discussing my passion.= Thank you for hearing me out, and for welcoming me into the community, Luca Morelli.
  8. I recently replaced a balance staff in a pocket watch and, once assembled, the balance wheel was too tight because the pinion gripped the top jewel. Removing the bridge brought the complete wheel assembly with it and it was quite a job to separate the two without breaking anything. There's an answer to every (horological) question and I just know it will be found on this site. Over to you!
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